“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it. Other seed fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seed sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plant soon wilted under the hot sun, and since it didn’t have deep roots, it died. Other seed fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants so they produced no grain.” (Mark 4:3-7 NLT)

Resentment does not punish the person or thing that has hurt us; resentment turns on us and causes greater personal pain and suffering. There is a way to escape the bondage of bitterness. The roots of resentment: what people say about you can make you bitter; what people think about us can make us bitter; what people do to us can make us bitter. The truth about resentment: resentment is unreasonable; resentment doesn’t work; resentment only makes you worse; resentment is unhelpful. You don’t have to live with resentment. Jesus set us free from it. Don’t allow the seed God placed in you to be choked out by the thorns of resentment. Rather, learn to be content with Jesus. Discover more in this teaching by Pastor Joel Pagett…

Built Strong - May teaching series

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